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Faith

Local faith events: Dec. 20 to Dec. 27

Dec. 20

• Pray with the Franciscan Friars – 8 a.m. (morning prayer) and 5:30 p.m. (evening prayer) Monday through Friday, St. John the Baptist friary, Joliet. For information, call Brother Ed at 217-316-4335.

• Thursday Morning Scripture Reflection at St. Francis Woods – 9 to 10:30 a.m., Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, 9201 W. St. Francis Road, Frankfort. Every Thursday – except Christmas and New Year's day – to Mother's Day. Registration not required.

• Lunch and Learn – Noon to 1:30 p.m.; also Dec. 20, Joliet Jewish Congregation, 
250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Torah study. $5. RSVP at 815-741-4600. Visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• C3 Martial Arts Classes – 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Judson Memorial Church campus, 2800 Black Road, Joliet. Christ Centered Combat (C3) is a martial arts, self-defense class for those ages 7 and older. First two classes are free. Call 815-342-3538 or visit www.fbcjoliet.org.

• Wildside – 6 to 7:30 p.m. (seventh and eighth grade) and 7 to 8:30 p.m. (high school); also Dec. 20, United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. Food, fun and fellowship. Grades 3 to 6. For information, call 815-485-8271.

• “The Center – 6:30 to 9 p.m.; also Dec. 27, First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Ave., Joliet. Free food, games and hang time. Christmas dinner. Winter retreat at CYC Crossroads in Big Rock Jan. 4 and Jan. 5. For information on the retreat, call or text 815-474-2569. For information on The Center, call 815-474-2569, email info@thecenterjoliet.org or visit www.thecenterjoliet.org or Facebook.com/thecenterjoliet.

• A Village Christmas – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 5 p.m. Dec. 22, and 9:30 and 11 a.m. Dec. 23, The Village Christian Church, 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka. Refreshments follow service. For information, call 815-467-2265 or visit www.thevillagechristianchurch.com.

• Family night – 6:45 to 8 p.m.; also Dec. 20, Crystal Lawns Church of the Nazarene, 2424 Caton Farm Road, Joliet. For information, call 815-436-3380.

Dec. 21

• Women’s Bible Study – 9:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, 339 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox. For information, call 815-485-8271.

• Fish fry – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 Cass St., Joliet. Fish, chicken and shrimp. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

• Bingo – Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards begin at 6 p.m., St. Mary Nativity School,
702 N. Broadway St., Joliet. Must be 18 to play.

• "The Polar Express" – 5 p.m., Life Church, 118 E. Jefferson St., Morris. $5. Purchase at polarexpressmorris.eventbrite.com.

• Blue Christmas Service – 6 p.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City. For those struggling with loss and/or challenges, such as loss of a job or loved one, facing life separation or health struggles. For information, call 815-634-8670 or visit www.coalcityum.org.

• Kids Movie Night – 6 to 8 p.m., Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Craft, game, movie, popcorn and refreshments. Free. Grades six to 12. To register, call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.org.

• Support Military Men and Women – 6 p.m., St. Mary Immaculate Adoration Chapel, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. An hour of silent prayer. For information, contact Maria Prekop at maria.prekop@navigant.com or 312-259-6851.

•  Shabbat Services – 7:30 p.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. For information, call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

Dec. 22

• Confession – 8 a.m., St. Mary Immaculate Parish 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield.

• St. Anne/St. Ambrose Religious Education – 9 to 10:30 a.m., St. Ambrose Church, 1711 Burry Circle, Crest Hill. For more information, email Sister Mary Francis at sistermaryfrancisw@gmail.com with questions/concerns.

• St. Mary Magdalene Religious Education – St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 127 S. Briggs St., Joliet. For more information, call the religious education office at 815-727-4600 or the rectory office 815-722-7653.

• Shabbat Services – 9:30 a.m., Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• Christmas Bake Sale – 10 a.m. to noon, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1000 Barber Lane, Joliet. Potica, assorted cookie trays, nut cups, rozhki, apricot stars, Russian tea cakes, cakes made to order, poppyseed rolls. To order, call Cindy at 815-409-2047.

• Confession – 2 to 5:30 p.m, St. Mary Immaculate Parish 15629 S. Rt. 59 Plainfield.

• Christmas Recital – 3 p.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City. Featuring the students of Shanan D’Agostino. For information, call 815-634-8670 or visit www.coalcityum.org.

• Confession – 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. Holy Cross Church, 830 Elizabeth St. Joliet. For more information, call 815-726-4031.

• Sacrament of Reconciliation – 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. St. Mary Nativity Church, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet. For more information, call 815-726-4031.

• Confession – 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746.

• Fish Fry – 4 to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 4400, 1813 E. Cass St., Joliet. Carryout. Call 815-723-3827.

Dec. 23

• Seeking Christmas Love – 8 and 10:30 a.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City. For information, call 815-634-8670 or visit www.coalcityum.org.

• Worship Service ~ Choir/Island City Brass – 9:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. For information, call 815-476-5474.

• "One Starry Night A Savior is Born" – 9 a.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City. Interactive journey through Bethlehem for families. For information, call 815-634-8670 or visit www.coalcityum.org.

• Saint Mary Nativity and Holy Cross Faith Formation Program – 9 to 10:15 a.m. For more information contact Nanci at 815-726-4073 or nsmith@stmarynativity.org.

• Sunday School and Adult Bible Study – 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington, Lockport. For more information, call 815-838-1017 or visit www.1umclockport.org.

• Hebrew Classes for Adults – Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• Sunday School – Joliet Jewish Congregation, 250 N. Midland Ave., Joliet. Call 815-741-4600 or visit www.jolietjewishcongregation.com.

• Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) – 9 a.m.; Sundays through May, St. Mary Nativity, 706 N. Broadway St., Joliet. High school students and adults. To register and for more information, call 815- 726-4031

• One Worship Service – 9:30 a.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 1718 Avalon Ave., Joliet.

• Confession (Polish) – 10 to 10:20 a.m., Holy Cross Church, 830 Elizabeth St. Joliet.
For more information, call 815-726-4031.

• "A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" – 1 p.m ., St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 18 Woodlawn Ave., Joliet. Choral music, scripture readings. Performers include parish choir, school chamber choir, readers from St. Paul's church and school and area instrumentalists. For more information, contact Lydia Saldanha at lsaldanha@stpauljoliet.com or 815-725-1527, ext. 202.

• Reconciliation Services (Polish) – 2 to 4 p.m., Holy Cross Church, 830 Elizabeth St., Joliet. For more information, call 815-726-4031.

• Reconciliation Services – 2 to 4 p.m., St. Mary Nativity, 706 N. Broadway, Joliet. For more information, call 815-726-4031.

Dec. 24

• Daybreak Center – Joliet Jewish congregants will make and serve dinner at the Daybreak Center in Joliet. For information and to volunteer, call 815-741-4600.

• Christmas Mass –  2 p.m . (special needs, church), 3:30 p.m. (church), 3:30 p.m. (English, Ira Jones Middle School), 3:45 p.m. (English, gym), 3:45 p.m. (English, Central Elementary School), , 6 p.m. (English, church), 8:30 p.m. (Polish, church), 10:30 p.m. (English, church), St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Cana Hall, 15629 S. Route 59 in Plainfield. For information, call 815-436-2651 or visit www.smip.org.

• Live Nativity Service – 4 p.m., St. Edward's and Christ Church's Christ Campus, 2800 Grove Road, Joliet, five miles south east of Yorkville. Theme: "He Was Born in A Manger; Come Worship Him in A Barn". Candlelit service with live creche featuring congregation members and live farm animals including sheep, goats, and a donkey. Come early, bring folding chairs. For information, call 815-725-6800.

• Christmas Eve services – 4:30 p.m. (communion), 5 p.m. (family service), 10:30 p.m. (communion), 11 p.m. (candlelight service), First United Methodist Church, 401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. For information, call 815-476-5474.

• Christmas Eve services – 5 and 9 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 1718 Avalon Ave., Joliet. Special music at 5 p.m. Chancel choir will sing at 9 p.m.

• Candlelight and Communion Services – 6 and 11 p.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City. For information, call 815-634-8670 or visit www.coalcityum.org.

Dec. 25

• Christmas Mass –  7:30 a.m. (church), 9 a.m. (church), 9 a.m. (Polish, Cana), 10:45 a.m. (English, church), 12:15 p.m. (English, church) and 12:15 p.m. (Spanish, church). St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Cana Hall, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. For information, call 815-436-2651 or visit www.smip.org.

• Worship Service led by lay leader Ken P. Miller – 9 a.m., Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City. Only service this day. For information, call 815-634-8670 or visit www.coalcityum.org.

Dec. 26

• Circle of Love – 9 a.m. to noon, First United Methodist Church, 1000 S. Washington, Lockport. Provides diapers and feminine hygiene products which cannot be purchased through the government assistance program.  For more information, call 815-838-1017 or visit www.1umclockport.org.

• Confession – 3 to 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet. For information, call 815-727-4746.

• AWANA – 6:15 p.m., Parker Road Bible Church, 18512 Parker Road, Mokena. Kids learn Bible verses, sing songs and play games. For information, call 708-463-1125.

• Kidz Club – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Preschool to fourth grade. Learn about Christian values through music, art, science, storytelling, drama, games, cooking and videos. Light snack. For information call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.org.

• Youth Small Group Ministry – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Channahon United Methodist Church, 24751 W. Eames, Channahon. Grades five through 12. Fellowship and discussion. For information, call 815-467-5275 or visit www.channahonumc.org

Dec. 27

• WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) clinic – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 401 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. For information, call 815-476-5474.

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